Mindful Education Santa Fe Welcomes Educators For Mindful Awareness Practice Opportunities
MONTHLY, SECOND FRIDAYS 4-5PM
THE SKY CENTER AT ORTIZ MIDDLE SCHOOL
Time includes guided meditation, introductions, and conversation between participants as well as question and answers about school-based opportunities to incorporate mindfulness into schools.
What does MESF mean by mindfulness? The Sky Center shares it as the practice of paying attention, on purpose, to the present moment with kindness and with a willingness to be with what is. These monthly meetings are an opportunity to learn and practice how to do this in a way that works with REAL (busy, full, chaotic, stressful, messy, lovely, complicated) LIFE and how this may enhance the resilience and well-being of not only the youth you serve, but perhaps, most importantly, yourself.
The Sky Center at Ortiz Middle School
We had so much fun at the SFPS Back to School Bash offering chocolate kisses in exchange for students and parents writing down what makes them happy and thankful.
We want to add our thanks to the Santa Fe Public School Board, Citizens Review Committee and Kristy Janda Wagner, ED of SFPS Operations and her department for making it possible for The Sky Center to move from DeVargas Middle School to Ortiz Middle School in record time.
A big shout out to Facility Build who made the impossible possible: constructing a completely new Sky Center just shy of seven weeks. They did so with concern that we could continue offering services uninterrupted. The incredible new space offers comfort to many students and their families who are in despair and experiencing high levels of stress.
A very special thank you to Superintendent, Dr. Veronica Garcia for her vision of wellness for the district and her commitment to the services that we offer to all SFPS students to lower risk and enhance protection and resiliency.
Moving is always challenging and our own Board Chair, Cameron Miranda went the distance to make sure that this move went as smooth as possible and did everything, including putting furniture together, to assure that we opened fully for family counseling by the time school opened.
It truly does take a village and we are so grateful to all of those who came forth to make this transition possible.
If you or someone you care about could benefit by family counseling please call today to schedule. 505-473-6191. We offer all of our services for free due to the generous support of individual donors, community based grants and facility space offered by the SFPS district.
Reconnect with Nature
A weekly outdoor program for teens ages 13-17.
Free of charge, this immersive 8-week program is especially tailored to youth who struggle with overwhelm, anxiety, depression and a sense of belonging. Participants will be able to cultivate connection, purpose and well-being while engaging in outdoor experiences.
What: Weekly outdoor explorations with skill building, adventure and reflection
When: Starting first week of October, every Friday through November, 4:00 – 5:30 pm
Where: SF River by Frenchy’s Field
Contact : Griet Laga at the Sky Center; call 505.470.1554 for more information
Reducing the risk of youth suicide in Santa Fe County and Northern New Mexico.